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WA RESEARCHERS have developed a single test to detect multiple viruses in imported plants, in a bid to improve Australia’s biosecurity, quarantine efficiency and increase profitability.




The diagnostic toolkit taps into plants natural defence mechanism to identify viruses.
Image credit: Department of Agriculture and Water Resources




Scientists from Perth’s Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research ...

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The international Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) community have applauded the announcement by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve a drug developed in Perth by WA researchers, which heralds a new frontier in the treatment of DMD.



Close to two decades of research undertaken by a group led by Steve Wilton, Professor of ...

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A Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre team are rolling out a plant diagnostic toolkit that can accurately detect plant viruses and viroids in a single test.


“By tapping into the plant’s natural defences we are able to detect nearly every known plant virus with much greater accuracy – giving us a test with a very ...

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This HISA event provides an overview of the necessary ingredients for the successful deployment of an eHealth solution.

Health Informatics Society Australia (HISA) represents Australia's diverse and multi-disciplinary digital healthcare community. Every year HISA hosts a range of quality events on both state and national level, tailored to meet the needs and interests of ...

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Our Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Researchers at Murdoch University proudly participated in #RedLabCoat Day on 29th April 2016 to raise awareness for the need for ongoing research into MS. Over 3 million people worldwide including 23000 Australians have MS, a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord and optic nerves). MS Research ...

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WA Governor visits top medical research institute as its new Patron

The Governor of Western Australia, Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO visited the Western Australian Neuroscience Research Institute (WANRI) at Murdoch University to become its official Patron. WANRI is Western Australia’s oldest medical research institute with laboratories at the QEII Medical Centre and now also at Murdoch University. Murdoch University researchers Professor Steve ...